GERMANY • The editors of Flexo & Gravure Global are interested in surveying our readers and the industry about their thoughts on the status, importance and future of flexo printing formes.
Flexo & Gravure Global surveys the market about the importance of flexo printing formes (Source, reproflex3)
USA • Currently serving as executive vice president, global business development at SGK and a member of the executive leadership team, as of late June Gary Kohl has been named president of SGK Brand Solutions business effective immediately. With experience in the digital and print communications industry, Kohl joined SGK in 2016 from RR Donnelley, where…
Gary Kohl has been named president of SGK Brand Solutions (Source, SGK Brand Solutions)
Digital printing is a field with which all of today’s label and packaging printers have to deal. In the first edition of our special “Digital Printing today” the following articles inform you about the latest trends in digital printing: “Digital printing perspectives from two global brand owners” and “Inline Digital Printing creates focused marketing opportunities”.
USA • The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced that registration is now open for the Fall Conference 2017, themed “The Gateway to Technology”, scheduled to take place between October 9 to 11. Topics are focused on bringing innovation to the forefront. Presentations will be given by FTA’s Technical Innovation Award winners. Attendees will witness a…
GERMANY • During the production of cast film, the melting process consumes the largest portion of energy during cast film production and cooling is a close second. A new cooling process for cast film production with the Filmex II cast film extrusion line is said to significantly lower energy consumption by up to 70%. The new…
Windmöller & Hölscher claims the Filmex II cast film extrusion line can reduce energy costs for cooling by up to 70% (Source, W&H)
Germany • Producing data, design and digital printing plates for the packaging industry with business in almost all areas of the graphic process, including prepress for flexo, offset and gravure, Reproflex Scandinavia, as of June 2017, can now also call themselves official FlexoExperts. Throughout a six month process consisting of three main steps – evaluation and…
(Left to right): Steen Madsen, CEO Reproflex Scandinavia and Soren Lund, technical manager Reproflex Scandinavia (Source: Flint Group)
USA • Specializing in products and services for web handling applications, the new Magpowr products include the CSR cantilevered tension sensing roller, the ISR integrated sensing roller and the TLCB larger-sized thin load cell. “For the TLCB thin load cell, we took a popular European-style load cell that allows for minimal machine space requirements and created…
Maxcess has launched a new CSR cantilevered tension sensing roller, an ISR integrated sensing roller and an TLCB larger-sized thin load cell (Source: Maxcess)
BELGIUM • The new XPS Crystal 5080 is a digitally controlled exposure unit providing nearly simultaneous exposures supporting all major photopolymer flexo manufacturers. As part of an automated platemaking system linked to a CDI imaging unit, the system is said to offer plates capable of printing at the highest quality levels on diverse substrates. One of…
Paul Vaughan, managing director, overseeing Esko's XPS Crystal exposure unit at Reprographic Systems (Source: Esko)
ITALY • Beginning at 14:00 at Uteco’s Converdrome in Colognola ai Colli in Verona, the company will introduce its new EcoOne while speakers highlight the new EB frontier. Presentations by Ebeam, Sun Chemicals and others will be followed by live demonstrations. Please see the attached full brochure or contact Uteco directly for more information.
GERMANY • Taking place in Munich, Germany on 19-20 June, the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) brought together representatives from the gravure printing and supply industry to discuss the current status of digital printing and give their perspectives about its impact on markets.
The conference was moderated by ERA Secretary General James Siever, with (left to right) Jürgen Freier of HP and Dr Andreas Kraushaar of Fogra (Source, ERA)
DENMARK • The provider of flexo and offset prepress equipment has expanded heavily over the past two years and now landed a major service contract in China.
Klaus Olsen, general manager at GKS International (Source_ GKS)
SPAIN • The provider of solutions for the flexible packaging industry closed its participation at the Interpack 2017 trade fair with 170,500 visitors from 168 countries and with more than 2760 exhibitors from the packaging process industry.
(Left to right): David Centelles (Comexi), Thomas Schneider (WPO President), Jeroen van der Meer, Gemma Bessa (both Comexi), and Comexi’s president, Manel Xifra receiving the WorldStar Award 2017 (Source: Comexi)
RUSSIA • Constantia Flexibles Group has started up a new laminating machine at its manufacturing site in the Krasnodar region to serve growing demand in the domestic food packaging industry.
Employees of Constantia Kuban (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
ITALY • On May 2017, the first “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box Technical Meeting” took place in Milan at the ATIF offices. The technical meeting started the coordination of the works, aiming to prepare and finalise the project over the course of the next months. Representatives of supporting companies, experts from the icm.Print team, and the…
The “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box” will eventually cover all aspects of the flexo printing process (Source: FTA Europe)
UK • The packaging and coatings solutions manufacturer has developed a new multilayer film with an integrated sealing capability that will enable recycling of current polythene lined packaging trays.
The new multilayer film will enable recycling of current polythene lined packaging trays (Source: Coveris)